Tom Hanks Gifts Typewriter To 8 Y.O Pen Pal Named Corona After He Was Bullied For His Name

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Sweet angel Tom Hanks has again reminded us that he is the purest man on the face of the Earth after he sent a Queensland boy named Corona a heartfelt gift.

Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson received a letter from the eight-year-old Gold Coast boy, in which he explained how he’s been severely bullied for his name amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

“I heard on the news you and your wife had caught the coronavirus,” Corona De Vries, who was named after the sun’s outermost layer, wrote in a letter to Hanks.

“Are you ok?”

“I love my name but at school people call me the coronavirus.”

“I get very sad and angry when people call me this.”

Earlier this year, Hanks and Wilson spent three weeks on the Gold Coast recovering from COVID-19.

Being the wholesome man he is, Tom naturally replied to the letter, including a gift to help his newfound penpal keep up the correspondence.

“Your letter made my wife and I feel so wonderful,” Hanks wrote. “Thank you for being such a good friend. Friends make their friends feel good when they are down.”

“I thought this typewriter would suit you. I had taken it down to the Gold Coast, and now,  it is back – with you. Ask a grown up how it works. And use it to write me back.”

But if giving him a typewriter didn’t pull at your heartstrings, Tom capped it off with a handwritten note.

“P.S. You got a friend in me,” he signed off.